Casa Romo Cocina Mexicana opened its doors May of 2002 by Jose and Socorro Romo in Ardmore, OK. They have over 40 years experience in the food service industry.
Jose was born on the outskirts of San Juan de los Lagos in Jalisco, Mexico. His wife of 36 years, Socorro, was also born in this quiet, sleepy town.
Jose first visited the United States in 1964. His first job was as a busboy working at El Charrito in Oklahoma City. He moved on to work at prominent hotels and eventually became the head cook in two hotels in Tulsa, OK. Socorro joined him in Tulsa and also went to work as part of the kitchen staff in one of the same hotels as her husband.
In 1988, they moved their family to Ardmore, OK to manage a Mexican restaurant. After several years, it was Jose's belief downtown Ardmore needed a full service sit down restaurant. He was right; and since Casa Romo Cocina Mexicana opened its doors, the downtown businesses have enjoyed eating at a full service sit down restaurant within walking distance.
Casa Romo Cocina Mexicana is a member of Ardmore Main Street, an organization dedicated to promoting business in Ardmore’s historic downtown. In addition, Casa Romo is also a member of the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce.
In August of 2002, Casa Romo Cocina Mexicana received the Silver Seal of Progress Award from the Chamber of Commerce for “engaging in a new business and in recognition for public spirited cooperation with the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ardmore.” In November of the same year, Jose received the Ardmore Star award, also from the Chamber of Commerce, for believing in the American dream.